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Postdoctoral scholar

Employer
UCSF, Neurological Surgery
Location
San Francisco, California
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Apr 24, 2024

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Computational Biology, Genomics, Cancer Research
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Postdoc
Organization Type
Academia

A Postdoc in computational biology is available in the Diaz lab at UCSF (https://diazlab.ucsf.edu), funded by grants from the NIH and private foundations. As a member of the UCSF Brain Tumor Center (https://braintumorcenter.ucsf.edu/) our mission is the development of therapeutics for brain cancer. Our core competencies include single-cell and spatial genomics, bioinformatics, and brain-tumor biology.

We have ongoing research efforts studying immune brain tumors via functional genomics approaches. We have been profiling clinical specimens using single-cell and spatial technologies and have generated several million single-cell mRNA, ATAC, scCUT&Tag, ST, and other libraries from hundreds of human adult and pediatric brain tumors. Additionally, we are pioneering digital spatial profiling and single-cell epigenetic assays, as well as machine-learning and bioinformatics approaches to analyze these data.

The duties of bioinformatics postdocs include bioinformatics analyses of single-cell, spatial, and bulk ‘omics data. The minimum requirements for the position are: 1) a PhD in the biomedical sciences or a related discipline; 2) experience with ‘omics data analysis and strong programming skills in a relevant language (e.g. R, Python);  3) a first-author paper in a respectable journal; 4) fluency in English, and the interpersonal skills to negotiate professional interactions in a diverse environment; and 5) the willingness to work hard in the pursuit of shared goals.

Interested candidates should send an email to aaron.diaz@ucsf.edu, with the following:

-       CV

-       Cover letter, please indicate your preferred start date.

-       Names and contacts of three references.

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